Wine Creek Ranch Dry Creek Valley
As weve done for nearly two decades, we handpicked fruit at varying times depending on each varietals readiness and maturity as a component for Rosé. This intentional approach gives us fruit that is intense in flavor, lower in alcohol, and with balanced acidity for Rosé, as opposed to red wine. Each lot was cold-soaked, pressed, and vinified separately. Cool, never cold, fermentation,
no malolactic fermentation, and mixing both stainless steel and neutral barrels for fermentation and aging results in a pure, focused wine that perfectly reflects its terroir and varietal makeup. We waited until all the lots completed fermenting to ensure that each components character and contribution could be best evaluated and integrated into the final blend.
Once again visually stunning, and classically light in color, we have Grenache as the anchor at 70% of the blend, with Counoise and Mourvedre now back up to their normal levels. In the nose, Rhubarb, watermelon, and white peach are accented by subtle floral notes alongside hints of strawberry and just a wisp of black pepper. Super juicy and refreshing with bright, vibrant acidity and lingering red fruit that draws you back for more. As the wine warms up the Grenache-driven strawberry character becomes more prominent and is complemented by a wonderful texture that balances mid-palate richness with zippy, palate-cleansing acidity. A truly outstanding vintage for our Rosé and one that all fans of this wine will enjoy. Goes well with all classic Rosé food-wine pairings or just on its own!
1149 cases | Made with organically-grown grapes
VINEYARD 100% Wine Creek Ranch, CCOF-certified organic estate
COMPOSITION 70% Grenache, 11%Counoise, 9% Mourvèdre, 5% Petite Sirah,
and 5 % Primitivo